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Donors have offered nearly $150,000 dollars in to support efforts to rebuild the New Haven mosque that burned this week.

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The Connecticut chapter of the Council on American-Islamic Relations is offering a $10,000 reward following a fire at a New Haven mosque.  

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In the basement of the Bridgeport Islamic Community Center, several senior citizens from the Watermark Retirement Community are having lunch with members of the center, talking while sharing hummus and falafel. 

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In a small church in one corner of Connecticut, a massive musical project has been underway this summer.

Calvary Episcopal Church in Stonington is installing a new organ.

The more than half-million-dollar project began as a gift from a former member of the choir in memory of her brother.

The organ itself took about eight months to create at the shop of builder Richards Fowkes in Tennessee.

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The United Congregational Church, one of the oldest churches in Bridgeport, Connecticut, is being purchased by an Islamic Center. The Bridgeport Islamic Community Center will be taking over the space by this summer.

Reverend Sara Smith, senior minister at UCC, says it’s been hard for their 300-person congregation to financially maintain the building. She says selling it is a way to preserve their legacy that dates back to 1695.

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